A State Budget's (Elective) Surgery

Steve Thorngate for The Christian Century

In 2012, Kansas enacted massive tax cuts. State leaders promised economic growth, but this hasn't quite materialized. Now the state's in quite the fiscal mess.  Brownback now speaks of a slow recovery from an invasive surgery.  What the governor doesn't mention, of course, is that the operation was entirely elective, motivated by not necessity but ideology. Look to Kansas and see what very concrete things happen when lawmakers choose to starve their own government.

Read the entire editorial at The Christian Century.

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